Contributors

Simon Appolloni is Associate Publishing Director at Novalis. He has a PhD in religion and environmental studies, and a Master of Divinity. Simon finds meaning through music, sharing in community, and the pursuit of a just and sustainable world.

Jan Bentham is a Retired Religion Coordinator with the Ottawa Catholic School Board. She is a musician, serving in music ministry at St. Ignatius Parish in Ottawa. She currently works at St. Paul’s University with the Catholic Women’s Leadership Program. 

Glenn Byer has been making music for the Mass for 40 years, and has been writing about and offering courses and workshops on liturgy for more than 30 years. He holds a Master’s in liturgy from the University of Notre Dame, and a doctorate in liturgy from the Pontifical Institute for Liturgy at the Atheneaum of Sant’Anselmo in Rome. Glenn has written numerous books: 26 Ordinary Ways to Live the Liturgy, Unlocking the Feasts and Seasons of the Liturgical Year and Living the Liturgy of the Word.

Greg Kennedy SJ is a Jesuit priest working as a spiritual director at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario. His prayer often takes the form of poetry. Care of creation is central to his vocation. On March 1, 2020, his new book, Reupholstered Psalms: Ancient Songs Sung New, will be available for purchase.

Natalia Kononenko is the Editor of Living with Christ at Novalis. Natalia loves to discover new saints, discuss faith and gather wisdom from people’s life stories. She has a Master of Divinity degree from Regis College, and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Christianity and Culture from the University of St. Michael’s College, both at the University of Toronto. Natalia is also the Editor of this blog.

Anne Louise Mahoney is Managing Editor of English books at Novalis. As a lifelong bookworm, she loves working with authors on books and other resources that help readers of all ages to learn about and grow in their faith in today’s world.

Joseph Sinasac is Publishing Director at Novalis. He has been involved with religious communications for more than 18 years as an author, journalist, editor and TV and radio commentator on all things Catholic. He continues to be excited by the commitment and passion of the Catholics he meets in his daily work.

Christine Way Skinner is a Lay Pastoral Associate at St. John Chrysostom Parish in Newmarket, ON. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Theology degree from St. Francis Xavier University and a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School. Christine loves trying to find inclusive, compelling and creative ways to pass on the church’s 2000 year old traditions. She also loves art, playing music, reading, gardening and playing board games with her children. Christine’s numerous publications can be found and purchased here.

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